Florida Arbor Day Tree Planting
Join Edison Ford staff and volunteers in celebrating Florida Arbors Day as we plant a "Queen" orange tree in the Citrus Grove on the Ford property. It is seedling of unknown origin which was found in a grove near Bartow, Florida. Scince since it survived the freeze of 1894-95, it was propagated in the 1900's under the name "King" which was later changed to "Queen". The tree is much like pineapple, has fewer seeds, higher soluble solids; is high-yeilding and some-what more cold tolerant. Mr. Edison at one time had over 300 various citrus trees planted on his estates before 1928.
Edison Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd. , Fort Myers , FL 33901